Changing Workforce

Tesla goes to Mexico to recruit manufacturing engineers ahead of Model 3 production

By Fred Lambert, for electrek

May 08, 2017

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Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California is growing faster than ever these days in preparation for the start of Model 3 production. The number of employees at the plant is expected to grow from 6,000 to 9,000 due to the current expansion.

In order to fill some of the hundreds of positions currently listed, Tesla is turning to Mexico for the recruitment of manufacturing engineers. That nation's automotive engineering workforce has been growing in recent years after automakers have built 19 car factories in the country.

Dominik Knapp, an engineer at Tesla, and David Johnson, a senior recruiter, posted an advertisement on LinkedIn announcing that they were looking to hire “Top Engineers” during a recruitment event in Monterrey, Mexico. They listed over a dozen engineering jobs from automation engineers to welding engineers.

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